UNC Greensboro School of Music, Theatre & Dance: Galileo Galilei by Philip Glass

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( Thu., Apr. 16, 2015 - Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 )

UNCG Auditorium (Formerly Aycock Auditorium), 408 Tate Street, Greensboro, NC 27412


Galileo Galilei by Philip Glass: Drawing from letters of Galileo and his family, and various other documents, this opera retrospectively journeys through Galileo's life. Opening with him as an old, blind man after the trial and Inquisition for his heresy, it explores his religiosity as well as his break with the church, and expands into the greater, oscillating relationship of science to both religion and art, reaching its end with Galileo -- as an infant -- watching an opera composed by his father. Directed by David Holley.


Group rates available.


Adults $16; Children/Seniors $11; UNCG Students $8

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  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM